Quilt has two user-facing components:

  • A Python client

  • A web catalog

Python client

Python 3.6 or higher is required.

$ pip install quilt3[pyarrow]

If you do not need to serialize and deserialize dataframes with Quilt, you can obtain a smaller install, useful in disk-constrained environments like AWS Lambda, with pip install quilt3.

If you wish to use AWS resources, such as S3 buckets, you will need valid AWS credentials. If this is your first time using the AWS CLI, run the following:

$ pip install awscli
$ aws configure

If you are already using the AWS CLI, you may use your existing profile, or create a new profile.


Install the current Quilt client from master:

$ pip install git+

Web catalog and backend services (on AWS)

See Enterprise install for installation instructions.

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